kindergarten

Kindergarten is a year packed with accomplishments! Students learn not only how to read and to add and subtract, but also how to be a good friend, how to be a disciple of Jesus, how to be a respected leader, and how to feel good about themselves. Students use good manners as they stand and greet each person who comes to visit the classroom, as well as taking turns and being kind to one another. You will see your child bloom with writing skills as he/she writes in a journal each week and illustrates sentences. Our Math and Phonics/Reading/Language Arts books enable students to have additional practice at home by going online. While at school, the Computer Lab is utilized to learn the parts of a computer and to practice keyboard and mouse skills. Art is the perfect time for self-expression as masterpieces are created. Kindergarten students learn the true meaning of community service as they reach out to those in need.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Understand and Read Graphs
  • Recognize Hour and Half Hour
  • Read Words with Short and Long Vowels
  • Read Blends
  • Create Stories
  • Identify Nouns and Verbs
  • Explore Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences
  • Learn about Neighborhoods and Communities

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Spanish

Spanish is taught on the Kindergarten level. Children will learn to express greetings and will repeat expressions to complete a verbal message. Students engage in conversation as they master the following:

  • Numbers
  • Days of the Week
  • Colors
  • Animals and Animal Sounds
  • Months
  • Songs

ART

Kindergarten enjoys being creative as students work in the following mediums:

  • Paper Mache
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Clay

MUSIC

In the Kindergarten Music class, students expect the following, in a loving, nurturing environment:

  • Vocal warm-ups to encourage matching pitches and proper singing technique;
  • Board work and competitions to learn basic mechanics of music;
  • An introduction to sight reading music;
  • Writing and noting notes and simple melodies;
  • Musical flash cards;
  • Music appreciation via listening to CDs of classical music and introduction to Music History;
  • Movement to help with explanations about rhythms and how to interpret them;
  • Singing songs that are age-appropriate and ones that they should know; and,
  • Performance etiquette.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education will teach the age-appropriate fundamentals of multiple skill sets. Students will be introduced to various sports and will work on conditioning. This program is created to cultivate the child's basic physical skills, including:

  • Stretching
  • Calisthenics
  • Proper running technique
  • Body control
  • Introduction to volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse

SACRED STUDIES

The overarching theme is love of God, self, and others as students. Ideas taught include:

  • Learn Jesus’ summary of the Law and that God is Love;
  • Learn that prayer is talking and listening to God;
  • Explore various Bible stories with play involving art and motion;
  • Experience Peace Education with I-Care Cat (puppet) and friends; and,
  • Practice service to others.

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